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The Purple Leaves of the Purple Diamond Loropetalum are Captivating
The dwarf Purple Diamond Loropetalum is a flowering shrub you need to add to your garden if you’re looking for a pop of color all year long.
The fabulous foliage is evergreen and will add beautiful purple hues to your landscape that stands out against everything else. You can expect this shrub to grow eye-catching pink flowers in the spring that will last until summer. The brightly colored flowers stand out against the dark purple leaves, making spring a special time of year in your yard.
You can treat Loropetalum 'Purple Diamond' as a focal point in your garden and only plant one, or you can group several together to create a sea of purple in your flower bed.
Their medium height will make a lovely purple diamond loropetalum hedge, or you can keep them on the edges of flower beds to keep a colorful landscape all year long.
You can keep single plants in containers to spruce up your patio or walkways if you’d like to keep the plant from spreading.
Purple Diamond Loropetalum Care
The Purple Diamond dwarf Loropetalum is native to temperate and subtropical climates in southeast Asia and Japan. In the US, it will thrive in zones 8-10 and will be evergreen, keeping its beautiful purple foliage all year long. You may be able to grow it in zone 7, but you’ll need to give it winter protection and maybe bring it indoors. It likely won’t keep its leaves all year if exposed to cold temperatures.
The Purple Diamond Loropetalum will look its best with full sun, but it will benefit from afternoon shade during the hottest parts of the year. Sunlight is necessary for the purple leaves to look stunning, so avoid planting it in areas where it will be fully shaded.
This Loropetalum prefers consistently moist soil, but it can withstand drying out slightly between waterings. Avoid letting the soil get too wet and never allow water to puddle around the base of the plant.
The Purple Diamond Loropetalum prefers fertile humus soil that’s well-draining. You won’t need to fertilize it often, so a layer of compost or some slow-release fertilizer in the spring should be enough nutrients to keep your plant happy.
Purple Diamond Loropetalum Size
The plant reaches 4-5 feet in height and width. The plant is compact, so it won’t grow too far beyond that. You can space multiple plants accordingly if you’d like to cover a large area with Loropetalum.
Loropetalum doesn’t require pruning to grow beautifully, but it will undoubtedly enhance its look. If you want the plant to keep a particular shape, you can remove branches that have grown out of line. You can also remove any branches that may have grown leggy or unsightly to keep the overall look of the plant uniform and beautiful.
If you want to prolong the spring blooms or prevent seeds from dropping, remove spent blooms as soon as possible.
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10